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On this page, you will find some useful internal and external resources pertaining to global finance.

Financial News Outlets:

Regulatory Issues:

Business Law Currents delivers lawyer-authored content and Business Law Research source documents together with Reuters news to keep you informed of the latest developments in your areas of interest.

The Forum provides updates on working papers, seminars, speakers, and other activities sponsored by the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance. The Forum also features communications about corporate governance and financial regulation by individuals associated with the program — faculty, fellows, and members of the program’s advisory board — as well as by guest contributors and others.

 

Policy-making Agencies:

The mission of the SEC is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. They do this through the Divisions of Corporation Finance, Enforcement, Investment Management, and Trading and Markets. Company Filings; Proposed and Final Rules; Staff Interpretations; Speeches and Public Statements.

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent government agency with the mandate to regulate commodity, futures and option markets in the United States. Their web site has links to all domestic exchanges, market analysis, market surveillance, and market research.

The Treasury Department has the offices of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Debt, U.S. Mint, and Financial Institutions. To understand the U.S. bond markets, money flow, and supervision of financial institutions and markets, start with this website.

The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. Over the years, its role in banking and the economy has expanded.

Today, the Federal Reserve's duties fall into four general areas:

  • conducting the nation's monetary policy by influencing the monetary and credit conditions in the economy in pursuit of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates
  • supervising and regulating banking institutions to ensure the safety and soundness of the nation's banking and financial system and to protect the credit rights of consumers
  • maintaining the stability of the financial system and containing systemic risk that may arise in financial markets
  • providing financial services to depository institutions, the U.S. government, and foreign official institutions, including playing a major role in operating the nation's payments system

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by:

  • insuring deposits,
  • examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection, and
  • managing receiverships.

MSB Student Organizations:

The Georgetown Business & Government Club is a new student organization that informs MSB students about the intersection of business and government policy and assists those seeking careers in government service or with companies and organizations doing business with the government.

The Emerging Markets Network promotes student interests in emerging and developing economies. The network combines regional interests with business concentrations such as finance or consulting to help Georgetown MBA candidates explore the challenges and rewards of professional careers in these countries. Members host a number of educational activities and career events, as well as formal and informal networking opportunities. The Emerging Markets Network also promotes Georgetown MBA candidates’ career development by establishing linkages with resources at Georgetown University and in the Washington, D.C., community.

The MBA Finance Club educates students about careers in finance and provides resources to support the career search. The Finance Club augments the Georgetown MBA curriculum by creating a forum where students can share information and advice on career opportunities through professional speaker programs, information sessions, mentor programs, résumé reviews, and specific finance-related events.

The Real Estate Organization is one of the newest student clubs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The objective is to enhance student access to the wealth of resources located at Georgetown and within the greater Washington D.C. community in order to help students prepare for successful careers in this dynamic industry or simply become better educated in real estate investing.